Medicare, Private Health Insurance and Your Fees

Access to Medicare Rebates

As registered dental and medical specialists, and with oral and maxillofacial surgery being recognised as a principal surgical specialty, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have full access to the Medicare Schedule for patient rebate on a range of services that they provide. Dental procedures may attract a rebate if you have dental extras included in your private health cover.

Informed Financial Consent

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, like all medical practitioners, adhere to strict standards in ensuring that our patients are fully informed regarding the costs of their treatment. ANZAOMS has worked with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to develop a comprehensive guide to ensure that patients receive all of the information available to make an informed choice as to their treatment, and expected costs. Informed Financial Consent Guide. The AMA also provides a handy guide to patients Questions to ask your doctor about costs before you go to hospital.

Get to know your Private Health Insurance Policy

Patients are encouraged to check your own private health policy to see if a particular procedure might be listed under “Plastic and Reconstructive” procedures, and therefore excluded, depending on your individual policy and circumstances.


Information provided on this website is general in nature and does not constitute financial advice. It does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular person. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

What is ANZAOMS?

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS) is the professional representative organisation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS).

Our focus is on the advancement, advocacy for, and continuing education of OMS, through engagement with all levels of government, regulators, key public and private stakeholders and the general public.

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ANZAOMS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ continuing connection to land, place, waters and community. We pay our respects to their cultures, country and elders past present and emerging.

ANZAOMS recognises the unique role of Māori as Tangata Whenua and embraces Te Tiriti o Waitangi recognising Māori as tino rangitiratanga of Aotearoa/New Zealand while embracing the three guiding principles of the Treaty – Partnership Participation and Protection. We will endeavour to implement bicultural policies and practices that incorporate and value Māori cultural concepts, values and practices.